In this article, we cover why WhatsApp discarded the Vacation Mode feature, and what kind of features is the popular instant messaging app lacking in comparison to other competitors that even are owned by the same company. WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned social media instant messaging app, one of the most popular worldwide, has another headache facing its next update. The developer team decided to table a project that if concluded, would have allowed users to post vacation auto-replies. No vacations for WhatsApp as the app struggles to keep up with other social media platforms.
Facebook, the company that owns WhatsApp, seems to be investing a lot more in trying to make Instagram work like TikTok, or Facebook’s endless cosmetic surgeries as they continue to remind its users daily birthdays. The drag that WhatsApp carries through the years is dreary, the desktop app has the aesthetic appeal of a Windows Vista program, the chat logs’ vulnerability to third party tampering is a major security flaw. The topics mentioned earlier are only a few problems that WhatsApp’s current developer team faces.
Many users look at other instant messaging apps that offer a much better array of choices on the mentioned and other aspects that make an instant messaging app successful.
What is Vacation Mode in WhatsApp?
Vacation mode was a concept that saw its origins back in October 2018, if implemented, it allows users to mute archived chats, meaning that the conversation can’t be seen the user unmutes them. At the present moment, an archived chat becomes visible whenever someone sends a message. Vacation mode would have allowed users to keep those chats unseen and muted. The information on the decision of the developer’s team to abandon vacation mode came from the twitter account WABetaInfo, a statement that reports since 2016 the regular updates regarding WhatsApp.
What Features Will be Available On WhatsApp’s Next Update?
WhatsApp’s next update is likely to roll out soon, its users can expect to see expiring messages, a feature that’s available on Instagram and Telegram since the last decade, and took years for WhatsApp to include. Highlighting the drag that the popular instant messaging app has in comparison to its competitors. The other important feature available in the next WhatsApp update is the cross-device sync platforms that —despite the required inevitable cloud support tinkering— solve the problem for those in such perils and needs. Disappearing messages are only available to the admins in group chats, and users will be available to turn it on or off in individual conversations.
WhatsApp For iPad
We wrap up our coverage of the latest WhatsApp updates with a final thought: WhatsApp will finally be available for the newest iPad OS in the next update expected to roll out soon. Apple users that had an iPad were unable to use the app on their devices. We remind our users to keep checking back this website if they want to remain informed on the upcoming update for popular social media instant messaging apps because as soon as there’s a major breakthrough, we will post it.